Terry Fox
American, 1943-2008
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Anglim Gilbert Gallery at Frieze Masters 2016,
Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Scratches, Spit and Vinegar,
Crown Point Press
2013
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts at Armory Show 2013,
Ronald Feldman Gallery

In his sculptures, performances, and installation works, Terry Fox explored ideas of ritual and demonstration, often relying on viewer participation for the works to be fully realized. In one particularly memorable sound installation, Echo and Narcissus (1992), Fox strung two piano wires across the length of a large room—one iteration was installed in a church, another, later version in a gallery—then played the wires like an instrument, using the entire space and its architecture as a sounding board. “I was interested in the transformational qualities that theater has...the idea of transforming a space through action,” he once said. Fox’s sculptures often drew from literature, such as those based on the poem Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel. Fox’s work was included in the 1984 Venice Biennale.